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Miniatures on Ice by fairchildart Miniatures on Ice by fairchildart
Dollhouse Miniature in 1:12 Scale Handcrafted from Polymer Clay

A plate full of oysters not from the Rocky Mountains and let's just call the fish a fish. ;)

I wasn't striving for 110% anatomic accuracy so rather than incur the wrath of an icthyologist, I'll keep things generic.

Materials used:

-FIMO and Sculpey brands of polymer clay
-Colored chalk pastels
-J.W.etc. Clear Varnish
-Lemon slice by Angie Scarr (there's a fabulous lemon cane tutorial by PetitPlat here: [link])
-Both ceramic plates were purchased from ebay
-The 'ice' was bought from a local miniatures shop
-The green bits you see in the oyster bed are broken off of reindeer moss

FAQ: [link]

Other places you can find me:

My website: [link]
My store: [link]
Flickr: [link]
Tumblr: [link]
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:iconhubert11:
Hubert11 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Miam !! Miam !! I love seafood Nod 
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:iconlieyaa:
Lieyaa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   General Artist
OMG! ..hello, Master :O
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Thank you for all your kind words<3
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:iconlieyaa:
Lieyaa Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014   General Artist
No, I have to say thank you that you upload some amazing work of art!!
(sorry for my english Sweating a little... )
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:icontenchibaka:
tenchibaka Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
you know, you can make your own ice using rocksalt, it is not as fancy looking but it is a thought XD
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Rock salt does make for excellent ice, I used it in the background of my shrimp in shell picture :D
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:icon666therealsmiledoghi:
666TherealsmiledogHi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Ok :)
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:icon666therealsmiledoghi:
666TherealsmiledogHi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
The site was called re-ment. I have some of there miniatures too.
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:icon666therealsmiledoghi:
666TherealsmiledogHi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I have seen this photo before on a site were they sell miniatures.  I could be mistaking but I know that photo all to well a unless you work for that site (I can't remember it's name but I'll search and see if I can find it again) I think that's stealing. If I am wrong I am very sorry and it is amazing. Yet I know this pic so well. Oh well maybe it just looks alike.
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
I've only got dA, my website (fairchildartminiatures.com), tumblr and flickr....if it's being put up for sale anywhere else, someone might be trying to sell a copy of my work :(  

Thank you for your kind words<3
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:iconrobgtattoo:
Robgtattoo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Unbelievably good!!
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Thank you! :)
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:iconcat12553:
cat12553 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG! the fish looks so real! Nomnomnom! :D
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Thank you! :D
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:iconcat12553:
cat12553 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ur welcome! :D
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:iconmentalmajinpunk8:
MentalMajinPunk8 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Oysters taste like Oysters!!
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
:D
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:iconhanni-bunny:
Hanni-Bunny Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
i think the lemon is nale decoration, is that so?
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Sorry I'm not sure I understand the question, a traditional decoration?
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:iconmainawat:
MaiNawat Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
the oysters are AMAZING!
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Thank you<3 :)
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:iconmainawat:
MaiNawat Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
You're welcome!
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:iconrm-123:
RM-123 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
This is unbelievable. Well done.
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Thank you so much<3 :)
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:iconyuukanda07:
YuuKanda07 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wha wha wha wha.. what??? DAT'S SMALL AS A FINGER??? OMG!
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:iconblueranyk:
Blueranyk Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can hardly believe that the fish isn't real. I can hardly believe that there is a person on this Earth who has such amazing talents. Please, please, please post more. Soon. ;-;
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thank you so much<3 I'm always happy to create more ^_^
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:iconroninoftheriver:
RoninoftheRiver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
The closest looking fish you could pass it off as would probably be a muskellunge, though its snout would be a bit longer.
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thank you!! It was driving my husband and I crazy trying to find a close match, I really appreciate it :D
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:icongothicblueeyes:
GothicBlueEyes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
man...can i come over to your place and you teach me your magical ways of polymer clay!!!!? I'll sleep on the dryer or in the corner. *worships at your feet* please please please!!
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
But of course! :D
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:icongothicblueeyes:
GothicBlueEyes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yes!!!
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:iconshadowmaker44:
shadowmaker44 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I love it! The texture is great, it looks sooo real! Good job as always!
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thank you<3 :)
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:iconvkmarshmallow:
VKMarshmallow Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
That fish. You are too cool =] That looks awesome! Nice work.
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconvkmarshmallow:
VKMarshmallow Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
You're very welcome~ I've been a fan for a while. I love looking at your work. :heart:
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:iconminniethemouse:
minniethemouse Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
:omg: This is amazing. I wish i had the time, patience, and ability to do this! You have true talent my friend.
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you<3 :)
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:icongeebsrilie:
GeebsRilie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Your tiny things always impress me, I wish I still had my dollhouse to put them in.
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconjoshua-mozes:
Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nooo, this is just real fish. The finger you see is a blown-up version, very detailled. Real HUGE. It LOOKS only like that the fish is small....

You cannot trick me...

:P
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Thank you so much<3 ;)
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:iconjoshua-mozes:
Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Yes, it's beautifull, every time I'm amazed by the details in your work.

how many hours it take to get this result?
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
This one took close to 5 hours altogether :)
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:iconjoshua-mozes:
Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:worship:
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:iconrobotcharmz:
RobotCharmz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How did u make it so realistic?!? :O_o:
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:iconkalrynne:
Kalrynne Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
very beautiful :) what shop did you buy the ice from?
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:iconfairchildart:
fairchildart Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I bought them from a shop called Little Enchantments here in Edina, Minnesota :)
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:iconarylee:
AryLee Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
an an ñom ñom ñomm.....cute
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